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Agitate meaning

agitate - 7 dictionary results

  1. 1. move or cause to move back and forth; " The chemist shook the flask vigorously"; " My hands were shaking"
  2. 2. To move with a violent, irregular action; as, the wind agitates the sea; to agitate water in a vessel.
  3. 3. To move or actuate.
  4. 4. To stir up; to disturb or excite; to perturb; as, he was greatly agitated.
  5. 5. To discuss with great earnestness; to debate; as, a controversy hotly agitated.
  6. 6. To revolve in the mind, or view in all its aspects; to contrive busily; to devise; to plot; as, politicians agitate desperate designs.
  7. 7. To disturb; to discuss.

agitate - examples of usage

  1. The next year the town of Boston, which then contained nearly forty- five thousand inhabitants, began to agitate in good earnest the question of adopting a city government.
  2. The men who had been sent ahead to agitate had never worked with such successful results.
  3. Many of the things the suffragists agitate about and think they need the franchise to bring to pass, they would find are already being administered at the present time if they would only look into the facts.
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